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Signed On Mar 14, 2002, 15:47
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 19, 2016, 11:43 The Half Elf
 
Can we watch 'Where's my pants?'  
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Apr 19, 2016, 04:27 The Half Elf
 
More shit that shouldn't be on Steam.  
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News Comments > Battlezone 98 Redux Released
7. Re: Battlezone 98 Redux Released Apr 19, 2016, 04:26 The Half Elf
 
Steazy wrote on Apr 19, 2016, 01:44:
I thought the same thing but then I dug up some actual screen shots...

Original

and the new one -> http://store.steampowered.com/app/301650/

Also remembering now... this game didn't support 3D acceleration when it launched, was added in a patch well after the fact.

So... it does look a lot better! But yeah, not quite modern. Honestly, I'm still tempted to pick this up. With they'd added VR support (I know that's a different project...) but maybe that'll come in a patch

Edit: Hyperlinks are the hottest trend of '98!

Actually got a copy with a 3dfx card at the time (maybe voodoo?).
 
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News Comments > GameStop's Publishing Division
10. Re: GameStop's Publishing Division Apr 19, 2016, 02:53 The Half Elf
 
Gamestop has ALWAYS been about how much money they can make. I've personally seen them screw over employee's left right and center (my manager when I worked for them during a holiday season had a back injury from a faulty ladder that was purchased by a higher-up that was NOT designed for the job that was required and collapsed on him and he suffered severe back injuries that Gamestop fought tooth and nail not to deal with and ultimately fired him for those injuries).

And they called it GameTrust... HAH.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Apr 18, 2016, 22:25 The Half Elf
 
"Now Ray-mond......"

Damn
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Closed Beta Ends Next Week; Open Beta Details
1. Re: Overwatch Closed Beta Ends Next Week; Open Beta Details Apr 18, 2016, 22:23 The Half Elf
 
Probably the most fun I've had in a team shooter since TF2 was first released.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 18, 2016, 20:29 The Half Elf
 
You just have to know how to engage Cutter


*goes and get's 10 foot cattle prod and riot shield*

See! It's Easy!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Battlezone 98 Apr 18, 2016, 19:49 The Half Elf
 
sauron wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 13:20:
I'm loving the weather, but hating the pollen levels, even through the pollen filters on my spiky Sauron(TM) armor.

Not sure whether to take more allegra, or just dull the discomfort after work with a gin and tonic.

Some reason I keep picturing Ben Stein with a giant bottle of Visine trying to put drops in your eye
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Week
47. Re: Star Citizen Free Week Apr 18, 2016, 19:47 The Half Elf
 
Where exactly did you find the budget/cost of all the Mass Effect games?

At least deal with facts, not something you THINK might be accurate, lets go for 100% accurate.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft to Punish The Division Exploiters
9. Re: Ubisoft to Punish The Division Exploiters Apr 18, 2016, 18:50 The Half Elf
 
rudra wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 16:31:
KS wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 14:38:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 11:36:
The game came out over a month ago. Why are they just now getting around to doing this?

And was it obviously an exploit?

I remember EverQuest having a dungeon with a bridge in it, and running over the bridge then jumping down (and the monster wpuld run back off the bridge and around and down rather than jumping) was an "exploit."

Meanwhile in most games, that is strategy. Of course, "zoning" to flee a fight you were losing was considered an exploit at first, too.

i remember when kiting was considered an exploit

Kiting, or playing a bard and having multiple songs running. Damn I feel old
 
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News Comments > Clinically Dead Announced
4. Re: Clinically Dead Announced Apr 18, 2016, 18:49 The Half Elf
 
Funny with the conversation's that have been on this website the last few days that I was watch XMen Days of Future Past last night.
"You're on acid... somebody gave you really bad acid"
 
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News Comments > etc.
15. Re: Petition for Legacy World of Warcraft Servers Passes 150k Apr 18, 2016, 18:37 The Half Elf
 
But there is ONE MAJOR FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCE between the server that was shut down and WoW.

Monthly subscription.
Yeah it might sound trivial, but it is a major point that has NOT been addressed.
Would those from the legacy server pay monthly for Blizzard to do it.
Yes there were donations for server fee's and I believe development costs.

While I hope something comes out of this for them, the next time you write a petition for something don't make it personal with your gaming history. Just the 5 W's.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Week
42. Re: Star Citizen Free Week Apr 18, 2016, 18:03 The Half Elf
 
Comet wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 16:48:
Mass Effect Andromeda. Started development in 2012. Planned release date - 2017.

Star Citizen. Started development in 2013. Planned release date for single player SQ42 (according to latest trailer) 2016. Planned release date for Star Citizen - 2017+

What we have seen so far of Mass Effect Andromeda
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-Qx5vtu_vo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uG8V9dRqSsw

What we have seen so far of Star Citizen and SQ42:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FF-ewiwmhs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjSXcdvd-ME
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP6Ma_tfDlU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok_JC-ClscY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBYRIZA44Eg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rQDDc7Pxlc

I'm not going to "defend" CIG. Release dates have changed and all that.

But I fail to understand why is there so much speculation around this game.
Crowdfunded game or not, it is a AAA budget title.
I don't see anyone saying Mass Effect Andromeda will fail although it has been in development for about the same time as Star Citizen and has shown considerably less footage.

If Star Citizen game development was not so "open" to the public, with Alpha modules for people to try and so on, the image we would have of Star Citizen development would just be the polished pretty trailers.

So why the criticism when in truth most people don't really know much about game development or the real state of an in development game when they first show some gameplay footage in gaming conventions?

FYI. When The Witcher 3 was first announced, they showed some pretty cool in game footage. Seemed polished and all that.
The final game graphics were a bit different and people criticize CD Projekt Red because of it.
In a reply to those criticisms CD Projekt Red stated the following

"If you're looking at the development process," Iwinski begins, "we do a certain build for a tradeshow and you pack it, it works, it looks amazing. And you are extremely far away from completing the game. Then you put it in the open-world, regardless of the platform, and it's like 'oh shit, it doesn't really work'. We've already showed it, now we have to make it work. And then we try to make it work on a huge scale. This is the nature of games development."

Full article at Eurogamer if you want to read about development of Witcher 3.
That first footage was released in 2013 and they expected the game to be released in 2014.
But here is the important part. As stated by the developer, even though they expected the game to be released next year or so, according to him, "they were extremely far away from finishing the game.". He then states "you then put it in the open-world and it doesn't really work"

To put it simple. Demos don't mean anything. The one thing we all do know is that they have quite a few people working on the game. Some well known game veterans that worked on recent titles.
These game probability of success or failure is precisely the same as other AAA titles out there.

I won't predict SC failure just as I won't predict Mass Effect Andromeda or other AAA titles that have been in development during the last few years.
I'll just wait for the finished product. That according to them is not that far off. If it never comes out, than we can discuss it. Right now, let's just wait.

Witcher dev's have 3 SHIPPED games under their belt.

EA/Bioware has how many SHIPPED games, and 3 Mass Effect games SHIPPED.

Why even bring up Andromeda? It's going to ship regardless due to it being a huge franchise with EA as the publisher. No question about it.

And Witcher 3 had some visual difference, but 95-98% of what was shown was in the final version of the game.

You argue like my sister. As Bill Burr would say... If a women is right she will argue the point until it's dead. If a women is wrong she'll find another subject to bring up (typically one that really pisses ya off).

And how the hell do you call SC at AAA title? To be a AAA title you have to ship a AAA game. I've seen a ton of great amazing tech demo's but to call them a AAA game is beyond a reach.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Week
41. Re: Star Citizen Free Week Apr 18, 2016, 17:56 The Half Elf
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 17:15:
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 16:58:
Wasn't the game suppose to be done by now so people could play it whenever they wanted?
Absolutely, but at a much lower fidelity level and scale. Go back and watch the original trailer, then look at it now. The funding increased massively and it's far better that CIG invested that in the game than simply pocket it as profit.

But as you said, what was 'PROMISED' and what they are doing are two ENTIRELY different things.

Deliver on what you promised 1st, then add goodies 2nd. But there are things they have done that are just fucking mind boggling like building a motion capture studio.
At the end of the day it wasn't about making a game, it was about financing Chris Roberts to make a STUDIO that is going to make a game which is a huge difference.
One of the reason's I requested a refund (only in for 50 to get both S42 and SC) is because the more I watch the more I get angry. I payed for development of the game. Not posters, not display models and cases, not t-shirts, not costumes and name tags and jewelry for the dev team. I paid for a GAME. Not to support them like a lazy child that lives at home with a room full of trinkets they bought, who then complains about having no money and doesn't have a job.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Week
34. Re: Star Citizen Free Week Apr 18, 2016, 16:58 The Half Elf
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 14:14:
Of the first thirteen posts, five are Kxmode trolling. I mean, how dare CIG let people play the game for free to decide for themselves whether it's worth buying! Scandalous!

Wasn't the game suppose to be done by now so people could play it whenever they wanted?
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft to Punish The Division Exploiters
4. Re: Ubisoft to Punish The Division Exploiters Apr 18, 2016, 14:09 The Half Elf
 
jacobvandy wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 13:11:
Yeah, they don't care about any of the other exploiters, just the ones trivializing their fancy new raid.

No shit! Right after the patch (hours after) had people exploiting like crazy.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 18, 2016, 11:56 The Half Elf
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 11:34:
Blue, check out the unbreakable http://kalita-usa.com/wave_series.html for your next java emergency. The stainless dripper should handle gravity related incidents.

But you have to understand there is a gravity singularity in Blue's kitchen that has a taste for java related devices.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Week
1. Re: Star Citizen Free Week Apr 18, 2016, 10:57 The Half Elf
 
PLEASE BUY MORE PICTURES OF SHIPS, WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF MONEY!!!!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 17, 2016, 16:48 The Half Elf
 
I played mainly as Soldier 76 (think that was his name) and was eating up Bastion's by the truckload in payload.

You NEVER, EVER EVER use just regular Lego for large projects. Duplo work's great to fill in the 'middle' of projects and keeps weight/cost down.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 17, 2016, 05:06 The Half Elf
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 17, 2016, 00:27:
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 16, 2016, 19:19:
Big Frank wrote on Apr 16, 2016, 18:45:
Thinking it was June 12th Cutter awoke and promptly ate two hits of acid.
As the weird metallic taste in his mouth began to signify the acid was kicking in he realized in horror that it was April 16th and he was scheduled to give a TED talk on ray tracing techniques...


I've not tried acid, but doesn't it give x-ray vision?

Oh that's just one of the mild, side, fringe benefits. LSD giveth all manner of peculiar powers. I would pay good money to see someone give a talk at TED screaming high on LSD. See, most of the times we'd drop acid it kinda went....

6 PM: Dose.
6:30 PM: Come on strong.
7:10: Smoke some grass, drink some wine.
8:00: Blast a rail. Play some pegs.
8:30: Realize the 8-ball you ordered wasn't nearly enough. Order 2 more.
9:00: Cut some large rails from the now mound of coke on the table.
9:10: Open a bottle of Puligny-Montrachet and quaff.
9:30: Take another bump, pack a bowl of hash, get 'er goin'.
10:00 - Dawn: Get entirely sideways, rinse, repeat.

Next year if ya wanna come visit for Gonzofest Cutter, I'll get the mirror, and straight jackets ready
 
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